A Wonderful Story - African black-headed parrot
by Aletta Holdt
(Pietermaritzburg . South Africa)
this picture was taken minutes after I set the tree up.
I have a wonderfll story to tell.
One Saturday afternoon , just a quiet balmy day, while I had some time to read ,I heard a fluttering ,and having my front door open for fresh air, I was curious to know what it was. To my asstonishment the fluttering was a beautyful green parrot. just as inquisitive as I was ! The most delightful thing was ,that it moved backwords while investigating this new place he landed in.He did not seem nervous and was quite happy to be put on top of my blackwing jardine's cage . After having him settled began enquiries asc to whom he could belong. I went to work as usual Monday morning and stated looking for information on the type of parrot it was.
I found out it is a African black-headed parrot , of the poisephalus family, so a ditant (cousin )to Kukuba my Black-wing Jardine. So I eventualy named him Schatzie, . for he is truly, even after 3 years with us, he has retained his sweet temperament.
He is not a one person bird, for he loves all who make big show of him, and easily allow a person to hold him.
He does not cuddle too much ,but loves a good head scritch.
He is the quiter one , but will sometime give off a good screech. He does it only when ecxited or got a fright.
He loves to sound me kisses, 4 in a row! He does talk but not much. Things like Hello, nite-nite and bye -bye.
He is not a fusser and will eat anything I can give him. Most liked is greens , pumpkin , grated carrots, not cut up. favourite fruit is banana, grinadilla, mandarine ,guava and grapes. Of caurse he adorse his chicken bone!